Eire to stay exempt from stricter UK journey guidelines – The Irish Occasions

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Eire should stay exempt from the stricter UK journey guidelines introduced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday night.

Till Friday, vacationers to the UK from Eire and sure different nations had been exempt from computerized quarantine necessities beneath the 'journey hall' system.

Mr Johnson introduced on Friday that the system was being scrapped in mild of rising charges of Covid-19 an infection and the invention of recent variants of the virus in Brazil.

The affected nations are primarily former British colonies and nations with low an infection charges like New Zealand.

From Monday, anybody touring to the UK from these nations must self-isolate for ten days. This may be shortened to 5 days in the event that they obtain a adverse Covid-19 take a look at on arrival.

Eire will stay exempt from these restrictions, that means individuals can nonetheless journey to Northern Eire and the mainland UK with out having to self-quarantine.

Nevertheless, Irish vacationers ought to nonetheless obey native restrictions at their vacation spot.

Sure professions, akin to truck drivers, are additionally exempt from the quarantine guidelines.

"It’s exactly as a result of we’ve the hope of this vaccine and the danger of recent strains coming from overseas that we should take extra measures now to forestall these strains from coming into the nation," mentioned M Johnson at a press convention Friday.

“Yesterday we introduced that we’re banning flights from South America and Portugal and to guard ourselves in opposition to the danger of as but unidentified strains, we may also briefly shut all journey lanes from four a.m. Monday.

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"On account of conversations with decentralized administrations, we’ll act collectively to make this apply throughout the UK."

Additionally from Monday, vacationers arriving within the UK can be required to provide a adverse take a look at earlier than leaving their level of departure. This may also not apply to individuals coming from Eire.

Those that break the brand new rule may be fined as much as £ 500.

Within the UK, 1,280 extra Covid-19 sufferers have died up to now 24 hours and 55,761 new circumstances have been confirmed.

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